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Old 02-07-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
jajabinx89
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Default Help with hardscape

Hi all, I'm putting together a little Marineland Eclipse 3 and have been playing with hardscape layouts. I haven't tried it in the actual tank yet because I'm paranoid about all the driftwood branches scratching the acrylic if I play around with it too much. So what you see is the tank dimensions represented by paper lining. Will have low light plants since I'm using stock lighting. (will probably make a thread later asking for advice about plant combinations/placement)

As far as the hardscape goes.. I really like the look of it so far, it reminds me of a little hidden cove or something. I was thinking about getting a little pocket mirror and putting it in the middle to give the illusion of a small body of water (substrate will be black fluorite).. not sure if that makes sense written out but it seems neat in my head, lol. The driftwood is also being propped up on a rock in the photo that I used to place the wood properly for pictures, I wouldn't use that one once I secure the driftwood in the tank (the tiny one wedged between the one in the front-right and the big one in the back). I have about 4-5 other rocks not included in the picture as well, but most of those are on the smallish side (maybe a little bigger than the smallest one in this photo).

I'm wondering if the one of the left is too out of place by itself, but when I add more rocks (even small ones), it seems too cluttered (to me, anyways). After all, it's only a 3 gal tank. Thoughts?
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